Columbia College Chicago

July 3, 2007

New database: Biography Reference Bank

The Library has recently acquired the Biography Reference Bank!

Did you know...

  • that Martha Graham was born in 1894 and continued to choreograph her dance company until she died a month before her 97th birthday?
  • that Barack means "blessed" in Swahili?
  • that David Bowie's life was changed by reading Jack Kerouac's On the Road and that he has a son named Zowie Bowie?
  • that Georgia O'Keefe lived in Chicago briefly in the early 1900's and did free-lance commercial art work?
Well, now you do! You can find out about these famous people and more using Biography Reference Bank, just one of the many databases the Library offers featuring all kinds of interesting biographical information from reputable reference sources!

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